Whispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 10/05/15

Book Two in the Fraterfamilias series, Confraternitas, is out. It’s by Judith Doloughan and our very own Paula R. Stiles. And try our latest antho, Jazz Age Cthulhu. Don’t forget to pick up a copy of Demonstra, Nickronomicon, and Sword and Mythos, all from Innsmouth Free Press, while you’re at it.

This week, we have more news and spoilers about Doctor Who, sci-fi series and Supernatural. You can access previous spoilers columns here.

Last Week in Innsmouth

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You can still catch last week’s Whispers, Spoilers and Speculation Corner here and The Vault of Secrets reviewed Reptilicus.

Doctor Who (Saturday nights, 9pm, BBC America)
By Heather S. Vina

The big news for the week: The show is doing another spinoff! New show Class will follow residents of Coal Hill School as they fight alien invasions and other sorts of dangers. It will be written by Young Adult author Patrick Ness and produced by Steven Moffat. It will start filming in Wales in early 2016 and air later on in the year.

The final ratings came out for “The Magician’s Apprentice”: It received a consolidated 7-day rating of 6.54 million viewers. Which is slightly down from the previous season’s average of 6.9 million viewers. However, it was the 13th most-watched show of the week on all of UK television and the 4th most-watched show on BBC One.

“The Witch’s Familiar” received an AI of 83 and overnight numbers of 3.7 million viewers. It suffered a bit from being put up against the live coverage of the Rugby World Cup, in which England was playing Wales.

Steven Moffat spoke with Doctor Who TV on Clara’s imminent departure, what it means for the Doctor, and how he almost included K-9 in the Christmas Special last year.

There are two trailers up for next week’s conclusion to “Before The Flood”: a mini-trailer and the one that appeared after the episode.

Here’s the episode description:

On a remote Army outpost, a fearsome alien warlord – the Fisher King – sets in motion a twisted plan to ensure his own survival. The ripples will be felt around the universe. Is this chain of events inevitable? And can the Doctor do the unthinkable?

Sci-fi Spoilerpalooza
By Heather S. Vina

Good news for fans of CBS’ summer show Zoo: The show has been renewed for a second season.

Agent Carter: Spoiler TV has up the latest cute behind-the-scenes photos of cast and crew.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Chloe Bennet spoke with Variety about what is next after this last week’s premiere. TV Line spoke with both Chloe and Clark Gregg on where the season is headed. And EW has up an article speculating on the hints in the show for the upcoming movie, Captain America: Civil War. Spoiler TV has up the official synopsis for episode three, “A Wanted (Inhu)Man.”

American Horror Story: The show has released its title sequence video. EW has up a sneek peek for the show. Spoiler TV has up the cast promotional photos.

Arrow: Charlotte Ross is set to return for multiple episodes as Felicity’s mom.

Dominion: The third season finale aired and TV Line has up a post-mortem interview with series creator Vaun Wilmott. Still no word yet on if there will be a season three.

Fear the Walking Dead: TV Line has up the press release for the new webseries spinoff of The Walking Dead spinoff.

The Flash: TV Line has up the promotional photos for Jay Garric and Patty Spivot’s introductions to the show.

Game of Thrones: Spoiler TV has a video of season six filming and could that be Sean Bean in a flashback scene?

Gotham: Erin Richards spoke with TV Line on the evolution of her character.

Haven: There’s a new promo out for the final season.

iZombie: Spoiler TV has up some cast video interviews on their site. According to People Magazine, Rick Fox is set to guest star.

Killjoys: The Killjoys fan site has up a Q&A with Thom Allison.

Once Upon A Time: David Anders is set to return to the show as Dr. Whale, AKA Victor Frankenstein. TV Line has up the promotional photos showing Guinevere’s entrance. And Spoiler TV has up the episode synopsis for episode three, “Siege.”

Sleepy Hollow: Spoiler TV has up the cast promotional poster for season three. Showrunner Clifton Campbell spoke with Variety about what is coming up for season three. They also spoke with EW on the new season. Nikki Reed has a video interview up at TV Insider about her character Betsy Ross.

The Vampire Diaries: Ian Somerholder spoke with TV Line on what is coming up for Damon without Elena.

The X-Files: The show released a new two-minute trailer last week that looks pretty epic.

Over at EW’s latest Spoiler Room has spoilers on shows Sleepy Hollow, The Originals, The Flash, Gotham, Heroes Reborn, and Once Upon a Time.

The latest Ask Ausiello at TV Line has spoilers on shows Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Flash, Once Upon a Time, The Vampire Diaries, and Arrow.

Supernatural (Tuesday nights, 9pm, CW)
By Paula R. Stiles

The show is back this week, y’all! You can check out the official synopsis, the official season trailer, the season poster, the iTunes documentary, and official photos for the season premiere. Titles so far are “Out of the Darkness, Into the Fire” (11.01), “Form and Void” (11.02), “The Bad Seed” (11.03), and “Baby” (11.04).

In addition, we have a clip from the season premiere. We’ll probably get a bunch of interviews and another clip or two before Wednesday.

There’s a new extended promo out that is reputedly for more than one episode. It’s quite dramatic and violent and creepy, and scored to a new version of “O Death.”

The synopsis for 11.03 (the one directed by Jensen Ackles) is up, though it’s a bit … um … vague. Also, mytharc-y. So, I guess “Baby” will be the first MOTW of the season:

SUPERNATURAL 11.03 “The Bad Seed” (October 21): While Rowena (guest star Ruth Connell) tries to consolidate her power to protect herself from the Winchesters, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) search for a missing baby connected to the Darkness. Meanwhile, Castiel (Misha Collins) struggles to heal and Crowley (Mark Sheppard) tries to find a way to use the Darkness for his own personal gain.

There are official photos up for 11.02.

Jim Michaels has basically confirmed that 11.09 is the pre-Christmas finale and that S.E. Hinton will be visiting the site. Expect some behind-the-scenes hints and much chastising of fandom.

TV Line had a lame non-spoilery spoiler about Rowena from Jeremy Carver, after somebody asked for Dean spoilers. Hmm.

There’s a new behind-the-scenes photo from 11.04. There’s also a behind-the-scenes photo of Richard Speight Jr. with the crew on 11.08. Meanwhile, Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles welcomed the cast of two new CW shows.

Some interesting figures in this article on how the show survives and its current revenue streams, despite some pretty wonky ratings analysis (For example, the show didn’t decline between seasons nine and ten, but between season ten on Tuesdays and season ten on Wednesdays).

We’ll be back next week with more news, spoilers and blatantly unabashed self-promotion. Stay tuned and check out our reviews of Game of Thrones, Doctor Who, Torchwood, The Event, Once Upon a Time, Grimm and Supernatural.

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